Biodiversity Conservation Licence (Emu Egg) - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to carve or decorate emu eggs. The Emu Egg Class of Biodiversity Conservation Licence allows you to:

  • acquire infertile or blown emu eggs from emu farms, fauna parks or zoos (i.e. captive sources only)
  • carve or decorate captive-sourced eggs
  • sell your carved or decorated eggs.

It is illegal to collect emu eggs from the wild. You can only acquire emu eggs from captive sources such has emu farms, fauna parks and zoos.

You do not need a licence to buy carved or decorated emu eggs.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $30.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Renewal All $30.00

Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Licence Emu Egg Conditions (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Environment and Heritage Group

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.